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Randall Miller, director of the now-scrapped movie Midnight Rider, has been released early from prison after being convicted for the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones. Jones was killed on February 20, 2014 when the crew was getting ready to film a dream sequence on a train trestle in Doctortown, Georgia. Jones was killed

There’s nothing entertaining about unsafe workplaces. In 2014, 4,679 workers were killed on the job, which worked out to an average of nearly 90 deaths per week or about 13 worker deaths every day. Another 3 million workers suffered non-fatal work-related illnesses and injuries that same year. However, many excellent films have been made over

When five people who all work in the same building suddenly die on the job over the course of 14 months, there’s absolutely cause for concern. Could those deaths have been caused by something dangerous in the workplace? This is exactly what has happened at the USPS Michigan Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center in Pontiac,

For over 10 years, Maureen McPadden worked as a pharmacist for a Walmart in Seabrook, New Hampshire. She was fired in 2012, allegedly for losing her key to the pharmacy, but she suspected the real reason was because she had been voicing concerns over safety problems in the store’s pharmacy. She sued her former employer and

Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) receives thousands complaints about unsafe workplaces. They work hard to protect workers in a wide variety of industries from being forced to work in circumstances that could put their lives and personal safety in jeopardy. But with so many different industries and working conditions being considered,

Does OSHA Protect Teen Workers?

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 by

If you’re a worker in the United States, you have a right to work in a safe environment. Even if you work in an industry that has a reputation for being dangerous, you don’t have to work in an environment that makes the job even more hazardous than it already is. This is true no

OSHA: Making the Workplace Safer

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 by

To address unsafe workplace conditions, Congress responded by creating a new agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency is under the control of the Department of Labor and was established in 1971 as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970. The official mission of the agency is

Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of lawsuits and workers compensation claims for US businesses. Injuries from accidents can contribute to lifelong pain and suffering, as well as a business’s loss of revenue. For events that have such lasting consequences, accidents are remarkably preventable. Nearly every recorded accident was as a result of

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), construction is one of the most dangerous industries. In fact, the construction industry is responsible for approximately 20 percent of worker fatalities. According to OSHA, construction sites have the infamous “fatal four” causes of injuries or fatalities. Falls According to OSHA, fall protection violations are the

About three years after the death of worker Jose Melena, Bumble Bee Foods has been ordered to pay $6 million in fines for intentionally violating workplace safety laws as part of their settlement with the Los Angeles district attorney’s office. 62-year-old Melena was killed when he was cooked to death in a walk-in pressure cooker